Sebastien Frey has noted that he joined Genoa this summer because he thinks they can qualify for the Champions League.
The French ‘keeper moved to Marassi after Fiorentina told him to find a new club following six years of service in Tuscany.
“I joined Genoa because President Enrico Preziosi made me understand that they have big ambitions,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I’m 31, but he offered me a five-year deal and that shows that he believes in me and the possibility of reaching the Champions League.
“I tasted that competition with Fiorentina and I’m convinced that Genoa are just shy of reaching that level.
“We have to start building this season and then you’ll all see what we can achieve in the next campaign.”
The Rossoblu, bossed by Alberto Malesani, are currently 12th in the championship – although they do have a game in hand.
Genoa host Novara this weekend.